Having survived pandemic lockdown, a small British theater company takes a bow

May 28, 2021
Blackeyed Theatre, a touring group, on how the company weathered COVID-19 and the worst financial crisis in its history.
According to a recent study, 90% of U.K. actors are usually unemployed. The pandemic made matters worse.
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Direct-to-consumer models key to post-pandemic future for many British businesses

Apr 21, 2021
Across Europe, e-grocery is booming. Companies that successfully pivoted want to hold onto this new slice of business.
Smith and Brock quickly pivoted its wholesale produce business to supply individual consumers during the UK's first lockdown in 2020. Now, it's a booming part of the business and one the company is looking to expand further in 2021. (Photo by Mark Case/Getty Images)

What's in Britain's pandemic-adjusted inflation basket?

Apr 6, 2021
A year into the pandemic, statisticians are recalibrating the algorithms and metrics that measure how healthy our economies are.
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"Looking after children during the pandemic is uplifting"

Jan 13, 2021
Roopam Carroll runs a day care center in Nottingham, England. She explains how caregivers enable other kinds of work.
Roopam Carroll runs a day care center in Nottingham, England.
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Will British enterprise be a casualty of COVID-19?

Jul 1, 2020
Some fear that Britain’s massive state intervention to combat the economic effects of the pandemic could stifle the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.
A worker fills a bread order at a bakery in Wales in June. British entrepreneurs are worried government intervention during the pandemic could dampen the country's innovative spirit.
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British manufacturers under pressure to make enough ventilators to combat COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
A wide variety of manufacturers have joined the race to end the shortage of ventilators in the U.K.
Ventilators are critical for many COVID-19 patients. A doctor demonstrates at a hospital in Germany on March 25.
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Will Brexit damage British tech?

Jan 24, 2020
While it faces competition from tech hubs like Berlin, London is unlikely to lose its tech crown, said one tech venture capitalist.
View of London's Old Street roundabout, also known as the Silicon Roundabout due to the proximity of startups in the area
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Your Brexit questions, answered

Aug 29, 2019
The United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union on March 29. What does this mean for the U.S.?
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British business seeks to cash in on carbon

Jul 8, 2019
British entrepreneurs scramble to make money from carbon emissions without causing further climate change.
Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Jaenschwalde, Germany.
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Brexit wilts flower trade for one of Holland’s biggest buyers

Mar 29, 2019
Related uncertainty has shaken the flower trade between the U.K. and Holland.
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